FDA issues warning letter to maker of Lazy Cakes

Agency determines that Lazy Cakes is a conventional food containing an unapproved food additive

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration last week issued a warning letter to Terry Harris of HBB — makers of the controversial Lazy Larry and Lazy Cakes melatonin-spiked brownies — alerting Harris that HBB's products are adulterated with an unapproved food additive.

"Your 'Lazy Larry' product is represented for use as a conventional food, and accordingly is not a dietary supplement," the warning letter read. "Your use of the term 'dietary supplement' in the statement of your identity and your use of a 'Supplement Facts' panel for nutrition labeling do not make your product a dietary supplement."

There is no food additive regulation that authorizes the use of melatonin, the agency added.


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